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19th Sep 2013

Recipe of the Week: Hungarian beef goulash

Some Hungarian beef goulash? Yes, please.


Some Hungarian beef goulash? Yes, please.

You will go a long way to find a more wholesome and tasty meal than Hungarian beef goulash and the great news is that it is a simple meal meal to make.

Hungarian Beef Goulash

This goulash goes well with 100g (3 ½ oz) boiled new potatoes but just remember to add the extra 2 ProPoints values per serving.

·         7 ProPoints per serving

·         15 ProPoints per recipe

·         25 mins preparation, 1 ½ hours cooking

·         Freezing


·         Calorie controlled cooking spray

·         300g (10 ½ oz)  lean braising steak, cut into chunks

·         2 teaspoons paprika

·         1 onion, sliced

·         1 garlic clove, crushed

·         1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

·         1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped

·         400g can chopped tomatoes

·         150ml (5 fl oz) beef stock

·         1 tablespoon cornflour

·         Salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         20g (3/4 oz) low fat crème fraiche, to serve

·         Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish


1.       Heat a large non-stick saucepan and spray with the cooking spray. Add the beef, a handful at a time, and cook for about 2-3 minutes over a high heat until sealed and browned.

2.       Add the paprika, onion and garlic and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes, then add the carrot, pepper, tomatoes and stock. Cover and cook over a very low heat for 1 ½ hours, or until the meat is very tender. Check the liquid level occasionally, adding a little water if needed.

3.       Blend the cornflour with 2 tablespoons of cold water, then add to the goulash and stir until thickened. Season to taste.

4.       Serve the goulash with 2 teaspoons of crème fraiche per portion, garnished with the chopped parsley.

Cook’s tip

If you like your food spicy, add a little more paprika.

Try this

Use the same weight of skinless boneless chicken breasts for 7 ProPoints values per serving but reduce the cooking time to 1 hour.

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